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NOW Foods Agar Powder, Pure, 2 Ounce Bottle

4.6 out of 5 stars 137 customer reviews
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  • Agar Powder, Pure

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Product Description

Size: 2 oz

Agar is a red algae that is a unique vegetable substitute for gelatin. Called Agar Agar, it has been used as a food ingredient in the Far East for centuries. NOW« Agar Powder is derived entirely from natural seaweed. Product of Morocco.

Product Details

Size: 2 oz
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 6.4 x 4.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B000MGSJ5A
  • UPC: 733739064103
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  • Item model number: 6410
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #793 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)

Important Information

Indications
Red Algae Substitute For Gelatin

Ingredients
Agar-Agar powder

Directions
Agar can be used as a vegetable substitute for gelatin. Dilute 2 Tbsp of Agar Powder in 1 pint of water or fruit juice. Cook for 5 minutes and then add fruit or vegetables. Pour into mold and refrigerate until hard.

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Size: 2 LB Verified Purchase
O.k., so it's not officially kosher--but this is how you make gelatin without cow's hooves, for those of you who get grossed out by Jell-O if you think about it too much.

Now foods is a company that sells gluten-free stuff, and this is no exception: if you have celiac this won't make you sick.

Even better, this is powdered agar agar, not flaked agar agar. That means this will last for months, if not years--although it's also easy to use too much. 1 tablespoon of the flakes = 1/2 tsp of the powder. The ratio most cooks call for is 1 cup liquid to 1 teaspoon flaked agar agar, which means 1/4 tsp of this powder to 1 cup liquid, with more added for more acidic things like orange juice.

However, agar agar doesn't gel as well as Jell-o, so don't expect to get the same results that you would for Jell-o--for that, you need Jell-o or kosher gelatin. (You can add more agar agar to add firmness; but then it starts to taste like what it is: seaweed.)
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By JLN on September 19, 2011
Size: 2 oz Verified Purchase
I needed this for a no-bake cheese cake and I don't use gelatin, kind of creeps me out. But it worked well for what I needed, be sure to read directions.
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Worked so well that will cut back to 1/2 tsp when make the yogurt. Consistency much firmer with the addition of the agar.
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Agar is basically gelatin for vegans, (or vegetarians.) Regular gelatin is usually animal-based, and is made from leftover body parts of animals that would otherwise be thrown away. Sound appetizing? Agar is a cruelty-free alternative, and is a great aid anytime a thickened creamy base is required, usually in baking. I use this for many cream pies as well as other desserts.
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Was used in baking gluten free vegan bread and it helped bind it together. Bread did not fall apart and did not give a funny taste.
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I agree with the reviewer who said it won't give you 100% the firmness of jello but it does satisfy my cravings! Wonderful product!
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Nice, sold , airtight container keeps powder fresh and keeps moisture out.
The cap design makes it easy to flip up to pour or use a spoon to measure out what you need.
The agar is a nice fine loose powder. Just what I was looking for.

Satisfied!
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I use this with my non-dairy milks to make yogurt or "cheese", and it works just great! NOW brand has been one of the most reliable brands of supplements for me for over 20+ years and this is no different.
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